HPAN Helps Ozzie Escape Death
The Animal Wellness Foundation got a call from a local shelter saying they had a Blue Heeler mix apparently hit by a car with non-life-threatening injuries, yet he would have been slated for euthanasia because he needed x-rays, etc. – things the shelter was not equipped for. We received a plea from the rescue for help, and upon approval, Ozzie was on his way to the vet for an evaluation, heartworm test, vaccines, and neuter. The good news is that the hit caused a broken leg with no internal injuries; the bad news is that he’s heartworm-positive. While undergoing treatment, Ozzie, now named Ryder, is in foster care before he will ship off to a Heeler rescue. We applied $300 toward the vet bill.